Putting mini-golf in my backyard

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WHAT WAS I THINKING??!?!? Webmasters don't need to wait until work is done to see what it will look like:

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Oh now that's good, but if you were really good you would have replaced and positioned your patio furniture too *lol
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ATNO/TW wrote:
Oh now that's good, but if you were really good you would have replaced and positioned your patio furniture too *lol


Better?

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lmfao. -- OK it figures. Dude you need to enter some of our digital art competitions.
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lololol ... That is freakin awesome ...
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:lol: ...MAO
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one change I would make is that she is on the holes flag..... :P
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OH GOD I JUST REALIZED. I could have dug a 3 foot hole, and made a replaceable golf hole shaft that replaces with a stripper pole.

Too late now. :-(
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Day 1 of final install:

- Weed barrier down
- Golf cups cut and cemented in place
- Wires to lights in place
- All putting green surface cut and seamed
- Areas for Fringe marked out

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Any idea what type of resale value this thing adds to the house ?
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I don't know if this helps the value or hurts it. Depends on if the new buyer is a golfer I guess.

You know what you need now? a sandtrap and a place to work on your chips. lol
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by the looks of the surrounding landscape getting sand shouldn't be a problem lol
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I don't know if this helps the value or hurts it. Depends on if the new buyer is a golfer I guess.

You know what you need now? a sandtrap and a place to work on your chips. lol


I actually had a sandtrap in the original design, but everyone said dont do it. They said its a huge pain in the ass, cats pooping in it, and the sand constantly pours onto the lawn.

Here is day two: Lunch time. Fringe area is getting placed:

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It's been kinda hard to tell so far, but now I think I see some. Are there any hills in the course, or is it all flat ?
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There are 3 hills. I should have put more.

I was worried that there would be bumps all over the place. I was so worried, that I was out late at night with a laser beam checking the surface.

Now that it is done and nice and flat, I realize that I should have put more hills.

Not bumps, but hills. Bumps are not desireable, but I could have put at least 3 more 4 to 6 foot hills.
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It is really pretty! My son would drool if he saw that.

He is just 4 but he has been starting to do some golfing with his uncle. My ex boss bought him a junior set and I hide it here are home to prevent serious damage to anything lol.
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DONE!!! Holy crap it was alot of work.

Now all there is to do, is clean up the garage, and sell all the materials and tools, and PARTY!

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And a quick reminder, side by side:

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Nice.

So I don't have to dig through pages I've already read, about how much would you say you saved doing it the way you did instead of having the guy you mentioned do it ?
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That is friggin awesome. I want a mini golf course in my back yard.

As an aside, here is another vid I shot at the 1st Annual Ozzu Webmaster Forum Meet-up at Bigwebmasters house...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2Sh2tAhyB0

Who let that guy Greg in anyways?
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Nice.

So I don't have to dig through pages I've already read, about how much would you say you saved doing it the way you did instead of having the guy you mentioned do it ?


I will add it up, but off the top of my head, I spent about $9000 to build this, and it would have cost about $20000.

$13k for the lawn, $6k for the patio, about $700 for main patio resurfacing, and at LEAST the remaining $300 someplace in lights and other stuff.
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Correction, cost about $21,000.

I forgot about all the yard work, new bark chips, new power transformer.

I'm sure I will get my money back when I sell the house, if I ever have the guts to move.
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And now for some photos at night:

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That is really cool. I mean fixing up your backyard would have been good by itself, but that takes the cake.
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For some reason i never really started reading this topic. Because of the interest in it i felt i should see what it's all about and i must admit that i admire the work you've done.

If i had some land of my own i'd most likely do the same thing. You've done a really good job!

How will that cope with rain/snow (if you get much in San Diego)?
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How will that cope with rain/snow (if you get much in San Diego)?


It really doesn't rain in San Diego. There is drainage in the lawn, with about 5 different drains in the bottom of the course, but it really doesn't rain here. Maybe about 10 days a year it rains.

I was told when I moved to San Diego, that I would get bored of the sun. I thought they were crazy "How could one get bored of sunny days, every day?", but after a while it's true. The forecast for each and every day is sun and no clouds, 69-81 degrees from winter to summer. I can ride my motorbike all year round - even in the middle of winter. But it DOES get boring. When it rains I go out and look at it. I actually wish it would rain more just so I could see it.

It snows about once every 15,000 years. I think the next snowfall is scheduled for the year 4000 as our last ice age was 11,000 years ago (give or take a few days)
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Wow I made the front page of OZZU!!!

I feel like a celebrity...only without the hot chicks, fancy cars and alcohol abuse.
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I was told when I moved to San Diego, that I would get bored of the sun. I thought they were crazy "How could one get bored of sunny days, every day?", but after a while it's true. The forecast for each and every day is sun and no clouds, 69-81 degrees from winter to summer. I can ride my motorbike all year round - even in the middle of winter. But it DOES get boring. When it rains I go out and look at it. I actually wish it would rain more just so I could see it.


I know exactly what you mean. I was living in Melbourne, Australia between september last year and Feb this year and between the 20th of December right up till 20th of January we had nothing but sun and high temperatures. It was great, but part of me wished it would rain just a little bit. I am from Scotland where it rains more or less every day of the year, so it really does take something for me to actually miss the rain a bit like i did in January.
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Next comes a mixer party to meet girls.

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/stp/822242204.html

See, there was a method in my madness!! :-)
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I would like to find a women to help me organize

fix the 'a women' bit :D

ok john, you are one seriously strange character..... heh heh but that's hardly breaking news... congrats on making the front page... Well deserved.

The green is terribly pretty, especially in the evenings. The ad is a very interesting idea - curious how the photo of you is larger than the photo of the green, though. I guess it accentuates the party priorities :D

good luck with the project!!

PS - when one gets sick of staring at the sun, one can take a trip to somewhere where it rains or snows :) Aspen is pretty nice I hear, and Khatmandu has a lot to recommend it... and if it's rain you're after, most of Asia gives splendid monsoons at certain times of year - and there's always the UK, where it rains perpetually (don't trust anyone who says otherwise) ...and you never know what kinds of interesting girls you can meet abroad... wink ;)

EDIT: ....why are you in the 'strictly platonic' section...??
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